David Evan Jones (composer)

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David Evan Jones (born 1946) is an American pianist and composer of chamber music, opera, and computer music.

Jones was a student of composer Roger Reynolds and Pauline Oliveros at University of California, San Diego,[1] before studying at IRCAM in Paris.[2] Later he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in the 1980s[3] before becoming professor of music at University of California at Santa Cruz.

Works[edit]

His notable compositions include Scritto, which features digitally manipulated vowel sounds. He has also written one chamber opera, Bardos, which premiered in Seoul, South Korea in 2004.[4] His work was also selected to be part of 60x60.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Fast & Odd: Neo-Balkan Jazz and Concert Music Centaur CRC2655[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fanfare - Volume 14 Page 370 Joel Flegler - 1991 "Finally, David Evan Jones, a former student of Reynolds, borrows the latter's catalog of effects — harmonics, breath sounds, glisses"
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/composition/still-life-dancing-for-percussion-ensemble-tape-mc0002659451
  3. ^ Electro acoustic music Electro-Acoustic Music Association of Great Britain - 1984 "David Evan Jones is an American composer working at Dartmouth College..."
  4. ^ CV, University of Santa Cruz, California
  5. ^ http://www.voxnovus.com/60x60/2005_Pacific_Rim_Concert_Program.htm
  6. ^ Global rhythm - Volume 14 2005 "TOM ORR DAVID EVAN JONES AND ENSEMBLES Fast & Odd: Neo-Balkan Jazz and Concert Music Centaur CRC2655 Composer and pianist David Evan Jones has created, with a little help from his friends, a compelling album of Roma-inspired pieces."